Woj: Eyeing Kawhi, Suns among teams who’ve talked with Spurs

Woj: Eyeing Kawhi, Suns among teams who’ve talked with Spurs

The Toronto Raptors could be the team in the best position to acquire Kawhi Leonard in a trade with the San Antonio Spurs.

I think they're in the driver's seat for Kawhi because I think the Lakers have given up, the Sixers have given up.

Per the report, the Spurs have been patient in continuing to ask for a large return in trade talks with various teams, but the 76ers and Celtics each have offered packages focused more on draft picks than on star players.

Leonard will make $20.1 million next season.

Second, if he plays, it's an opportunity for Leonard to demonstrate he's fully recovered (or close to it) after missing all but nine games last season to do a nagging right quad injury - the diagnosis, timelines and subsequent treatment of which is centre stage in the Spurs-Leonard divorce proceedings. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne reported Tuesday that the Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets also had checked in on Leonard.

The Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers have also been rumoured in the running for Leonard, but over the past week, most in National Basketball Association front offices believed that Toronto were in the best position to offer the Spurs a hefty package.

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Last week we covered the two fundamental risks involved in dealing for Leonard.

Charania also reports that DeRozan has expressed his displeasure towards the thought of being traded for Leonard after being notified of the potential move late Tuesday night.

Leonard is available to receive a super-max contract worth around $219 million from the Spurs, but he seems content to head to free agency next summer and join either the Lakers or Clippers. Boston hasn't included five players, including Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Al Horford.

For their part, general manager R.C. Buford and the San Antonio front office appear to be unaffected by a seemingly dwindling trade market.

Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio.

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